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of tales of heroism. tonight, national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the story of a soldier recognized for going far beyond the call of duty. >> reporter: soldiers call it the most dangerous place in the world. the war documentary illustrated how dangerous it was in afghanistan. a lot of men became heroes out there. just one was chose p for the medal of honor, the first living recipient of the nation's highest medal for valor since vietnam. 25-year-old staff sergeant justa from cedar rapids, iowa assigned to the 173rd airborne brigade in italy told us what he remembered october 25th, 2007 when he rescued two fl low soldiers while taking heavy enemy fire. >> we walked into an l-shaped ambush. you could see the muzzle flashes from bullets leaving the enemy's guns that weren't too far away. everyone was at risk. sometimes they whistled, sometimes they cracked. so close you got hit, but not hurt close, and the close where it snaps by your head, but you're not hit. and then there's the whiz, that's a little bit further away than the crack. >> reporter: he saw sergeant josh bren
that cooperated with the journalist. jennifer griffin has reaction. >> reporter: the revelations reportedly came from classified documents about classified operations along the afghan-pakistan border. 3,000-strong c.i.a. run afghan paramilitary force, not all that different from the afghan commando unit that nato is training for special forces operation inside afghanistan. paramilitary revealed by the "washington post" journalist and author bob woodward operates from pakistan into afghanistan. that could put service members and the allies at risk, but yet there hasn't been the outrage from the pentagon that occurred after wikileaks published pages of classified documents, some of which mentioned similar c.i.a. operations. >> the truth is they might already have on their hands blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> the white house and pentagon are viewing this publication by a washington insider differently. >> how is it different from the wikileaks publication? >> i can't say because i haven't read the book. >> reporter: adding -- >> the administration between this administr
a big weapons sale soon. the buyer, saudi arabia. national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us what the u.s. is selling. it would be the largest arms deal in u.s. history. 60 billion dollars in military aircraft to saudi arabia's air force over the next ten years. the pentagon officials say the deal would include 84 f-15 fighter jets. 70 apache helicopters, 72 blackhawks and 60 little birds followed by a 30 billion dollar package to improve saudi's naval defenses. if congress approves the sale. it's designed to send a signal to neighboring iran, whose march toward nuclear weapons is of growing concern to its arab neighbors. >> every message that the u.s. sends is being heard loud and clear in iran and certainly any sign that the u.s. and saudi arabia are deepening their defense relationships, certainly any sign that saudi arabia will have a stronger deterrent force, i think, enters into the calculations of the iraniaeye rain. >> reporter: there could be a political component. boeing argues the sale could support up to 77,000 jobs in 44 states. the u.s. doesn't buy f-15's an
with an announcement of course from president obama. but as the national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports the soldiers still on the ground may not have noticed much of a change. >> two u.s. soldiers were killed in northern iraq today by a gunman wearing an iraqi military. just another example of combat in iraq is far from over. in downtown baghdad on sunday, when six suicide bombers burst in iraqi army headquarters killing 12, wounding 36. two u.s. soldiers took part in the combat helping to kill the attackers. >> tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> the president stopped short of saying mission accomplished in the oval office last tuesday. the promise to end combat operations was one made on the campaign trail. reiterated in front of marines at camp lejeune, north carolina, a month after he took office. >> let me say this as plainly as i can. by august 31, 2010, our combat mission in iraq will end. >> two months before the mi
shourd might say about her confinement if she could. national security correspondent jennifer griffin interviewed two american women formerly imprisoned in tehran. >> sarah shourd can't tell you what it was really like inside an iranian prison, but american journalist roxana siberi can. >> i was told to sleep on the floor. given a few blankets. no pillow, no bed sheets or mattress. floor was made of cement and had a thin brown carpet on top of it. >> she was held in the tehran evan prison on the same ward, ward 209 as shourd and american academic asandiari. >> i was frightened. drew through the iron gates. >> wrote a book about the 105 days after being held in s solitairy confinement. >> on the floor, there was one folded gray blanket and copy of the quran. >> if i read my hands to the side i could almost touch both wall of the cell. maybe 7-by-9 feet. >> my worst day in solitary confinement was not the worst day. every single day of the 105 days was terrible, awful. >> same ward from shane bauer and josh fattal remain. at the pentagon, jennifer griffin, fox news. >> bret: former pres
. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has experts and reaction from the administration. >> reporter: the new book is as much about the national security team and jern as it is about afghanistan. in it, he reportedly suggests even though he signed off on a 30,000 troop surge, his calculations about how long they stay is based on politics. telling his defense secretary robert gates and secretary of state hillary clinton, "i'm not doing ten years. i'm not doing long-term nation building. i'm not spending a trillion dollars. i have two years with the public on this. i want an exit strategy. i can't leave the whole democratic party. some of the quotes from his national security team are as incendiary as alleged quotes in "rolling stone" magazine that got mcchrystal fired. the top commander in afghanistan, david petraeus reportedly describes axelrod as a complete spin doctor. national security advisor jim jones reportedly calls president obama political aides alternative the water bugs, the mafia or the campaign set. top members of his own national security team are quoted sa
being built in the side of an iranian mountain. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the specifics. >> reporter: these satellite images from more than six years ago show nothing, but mountains near a military base near tehran. today theres a complicated tunnel system built into the side of the mountain. according to a group of iranian exiles who in 2002 revealed a hidden facility for uranium enrichment inside iran and catching u.s. intelligence and the iaea flat-footed at the time. >> there's this huge underground site built under the tunnels. huge casket halls underground to run secret uranium enrichment program, and certainly not for peaceful purposes. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence sources confirmed they've had their eyes on the facility via satellite for the past four years, but at this point say there's no reason to think it's a nuclear facility. the new tunnels snake for 200 yards and 20 yards wide according to the exile group and appear similar to those in a facility that u.s. intelligence discovered near the iranian town of comb a year ago. >> i can't speak
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